Something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement: the play was an entertainment. hospitable provision for the wants and needs of guests, as in a banquet or ball.
From Latin intertenere, from the prefix inter meaning inside and tenere, from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to stretch.
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